The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance
Shmuel Lederman | 25.04.2021
Until recently the adoption of the lessons of the Holocaust: to work against racism, nationalism, xenophobia, and for the protection of human rights – was one of the prerequisites for joining the EU. However, the various Eastern European countries that have joined the EU have begun to rebel against this tradition and prefer a narrative that suits their nationalistic needs, all the while occasionally distorting historical facts. Surprisingly enough, the Israeli government helps them along for its own reasons.
Is it possible to fight against separation and promote it at the same time?
Mikhael Manekin | 18.04.2021
Any stand against the occupation is important, but the weak point of the dream of a confederation between the Jordan and the Mediterranean is the interim stage until the settlement, in particular the indifference towards the settlement project. Is it possible to speak highly of joint nationalism in the future without fighting against the project of disinheritance, theft and the subjugation of the Palestinians in the present?
Morocco First: Does American Recognition of Morocco’s Sovereignty Over Western Sahara Foretell the Status of the West Bank?
Yaël Ronen | 31.01.2021
The United States’ recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara has not evoked a huge amount of criticism, to say the least. The similarities between the conflict over Western Sahara and the conflict over the West Bank raises the question whether this latest move could influence what is happening on Israel’s front lawn.
What Use Are Feminist Interpretations of Islam?
Keren Abbou Hershkovitz | 02.01.2021
Despite the long-winded debate, religious debate plays a secondary role in Islamic public discourse regarding domestic violence. The supremacy of men, and the right to use violence against women, predate religious law, or even worse, coopt religious law. Defeating domestic violence is solely dependent on the decisive decision to eradicate violence from society and the family.
Anti-Semitism in Labor? Only if any pro-Palestinian voice is “anti-Semitism”
Shmuel Lederman | 01.12.2020
Former Labor Chairman Jeremy Corbyn was recently expelled due to his unwillingness to take responsibility for the alleged outbreak of anti-Semitism within his party. However, the report, in light of which he was removed, provides little evidence of institutional anti-Semitism. What does it show? For the most part, remarks against Israel and its government. The equivalences, made by Israel and its allies, between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is a politicization of anti-Semitism.
On the latent affect that Netanyahu's threats create on the justice system
Elie Friedman | 03.11.2020
We recognize Netanyahu's disturbingly cynical politics from television drama's such as "House of Cards" and his messengers' threats against the gatekeepers from mafia films. These spectacles cause us great amusement – and can event amuse us to death
Has Trump Succeeded in Uniting the Palestinian Factions
Yohanan Tzoreff | 20.10.2020
The Trump Plan, annexation, and most of all- the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, have pushed Fatah and Hamas into each others’ arms. The two camps believe that the Palestinian cause is at an unprecedented low, and that this is a historical moment in time requiring different decisions to those that have been made in the past. These are the disagreements that stand between them.
If it’s a big enough problem, then apparently it’s a “security problem”
Yagil Levy | 18.05.2020
Securitization is a process in which leaders frame an explicit civil matter as an existential security threat. How has the Corona crisis undergone securitization in Israel? What state apparatuses have helped to normalize this? And what is its significance for democracy?
”We are all Post-Traumatic”: On the Legacy of the First Lebanon War
Shmuel Lederman | 03.06.2020
The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal from Lebanon has given way to a flood of testimonies of the trauma and hopelessness experienced in the mire of the Lebanese mud. It is specifically for this reason that we should remember the pitiful circumstances that led Israel to invade the country of cedars.
Black Lives Matter? On Politics as Cultural Code
Shmuel Lederman | 05.07.2020
Israeli attitudes towards the Black Lives Matter protests is an interesting case study of politics as a cultural code. The positions taken by figures on the various sides of the Israeli political spectrum can, for the most part, be predicted in advance
Mr. Jamaal Bowman Goes to Washington (and the Democratic Party distances itself from the Israeli right)
Shmuel Lederman, Aviv Snir | 26.07.2020
The left-wing of the Democratic Party was, of late, witness to an incredible victory, when Jamaal Bowman, beat a veteran and well-connected member of Congress in the New York Primaries. This may ultimately challenge party policy on Israel, and if Senator Biden wins the Presidential race at the end of the year, we may feel the repercussions of this change here in Israel as well
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